Our Partners

Finance New Mexico – Finance New Mexico delivers business-knowledge resources to New Mexico entrepreneurs, connects them to business funding sources to grow or start a business, and helps them become better prepared to apply for business loans or equity investment. Each week articles written by industry experts covering topics such as what lenders and equity investors look for, marketing your business, writing a business plan, cutting costs, and other information that is provided by industry experts. http://www.financenewmexico.org/.

Los Alamos Connect – Los Alamos Connect is the principal economic development investment of Los Alamos National Security, LLC and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). They provide entrepreneurs with market research, technical assistance, and business coaching activities to help them reach the next level of success and create an entrepreneurial culture in Northern New Mexico. In addition, their Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) makes investments in technology commercialization. http://www.losalamosconnect.net.

Northern NM Tech Council (“Tech Council” or NMTC) – NMTC is a member-driven association of businesses, organizations and tech professionals working together to promote the growth and success of New Mexico’s technology business sectors. Their goal is it to create a technology community that is the catalyst for inspiration and leadership that transforms our state into a world-center for business innovation, creative thinking, community involvement and educational support. http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/.

Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC) – TVC helps startup companies that are developing technology from the national laboratories. TVC runs the Center for Commercialization and Entrepreneurial Training (CCET) that provides an extensive curriculum of courses designed to familiarize the new and experienced entrepreneurs with the many components of forming, planning, financing, operating, and expanding a technology-based business. In addition, they cultivate relationships with investors and financing institutions in order to increase opportunities for entrepreneurs to access capital. http://techventures.org/

Santa Fe Business Incubator (SFBI) – SFBI is a not-for-profit economic development organization and provides a supportive environment for entrepreneurs with office, lab and light manufacturing space with affordable short-term leases in their 30,000 square foot facility. In addition, they provide entrepreneurial support services tailored to emerging companies in a wide range of industries, networking events, strong media relationships, access to the business and government communities, on-site business seminars and workshops, and a convenient location with ample parking on the south side of Santa Fe. http://www.sfbi.net/.

High Desert Discovery District (HD3) – HD3 is home to the Entrepreneur’s Forum of New Mexico.  The Entrepreneur’s Forum is comprised of members who are former and current CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, senior executives from major corporations and experienced, serial entrepreneurs accustomed to the nature of high technology commercialization. These individuals commit to contributing their skills, knowledge, industry and international connections and other resources toward the successful execution of HD3 programs and commercialization project. http://www.hddd.org/

Taos Entrepreneurial Network (TEN) – TEN is a non – profit organization with an incredible volunteer base. Their volunteers – experts in their field – meet with clients interested in starting businesses and network them to resources that can assist as well. In addition to one on one work, they also meet as a group on the third Wednesday of every month to help clients through feedback and support. http://www.taosten.org/

City of Santa Fe Economic Development Division – The City of Santa Fe’s Economic Development Division assists businesses in locating and relocating to Santa Fe and expanding here. The City’s economic development efforts support a full spectrum of businesses, and especially focus on the success of five target sectors, media, ‘green’ business, technology, knowledge-based business and arts & culture. The City of Santa Fe identifies partnerships, markets, efficiencies, funding and anything else a business needs to flourish. In addition, they work closely with active business advocacy groups such as the Chamber of Commerce provide valuable networking opportunities and facilitate communication with government organizations from the National Labs to local employment offices. http://santafebiz.org/

Los Alamos County – Los Alamos County put together the Los Alamos Economic Vitality Strategic Plan that focuses on the economic development goals for the county. The plan aims to support and retain Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) as the area’s best wealth producing employer, diversify the economic base, increase quality of life opportunities and increase the availability of housing in the county, both affordable and at market rate. http://www.losalamosnm.us/ecodev/Pages/default.aspx

Rio Arriba County – Rio Arriba County and the Greater Espanola Valley Community Development Corporation has developed a network of business assistance organizations, lenders and educational institutions committed to providing easy access to a seamless, effective and comprehensive support structure for potential and practicing entrepreneurs. The economic development department aids businesses by providing help with finding specialized technical assistance for new and established businesses, works with local and state educational institutions on workforce training programs, provides leads on financial capital and loans for start-up and established businesses.
http://www.rio-arriba.org/departments_and_divisions/special_projects/index.html

Santa Fe County Economic Development – The economic development planner is involved in initiatives related to economic infrastructure, targeted cluster industries, workforce development, business services and regional partnerships. Critical infrastructure projects include Regional Broadband and infrastructure including the Santa Fe Studios project. http://www.santafecountynm.gov/

Espanola – The City of Espanola is the economic and cultural hub of northern New Mexico. Rich in culture and history (Española was the first Capitol City in America), the city is also leading the way into the future on major issues including transportation, water planning, and more. The City is seated in the beautiful Española Valley between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Jemez Mountains.

Contact: Russell Naranjo, (505) 747-6080, E-mail: rnaranjo@espanolanm.gov

Town of Taos – From its storied history of the ancient Taos Pueblo through Kit Carson’s trailblazing to today’s growing renewable energy sector and a thriving creative arts industry, the Town of Taos is a thriving location for individuals and businesses seeking to build and grow sustainable businesses. Adopted in 2000, the Town of Taos’s economic development strategic plan is the guideline helping this northern New Mexico community build sustainable economic development.

Contact: Abigail Adame, (575) 770-6454, Email: aadame@taosgov.com

Taos County – Taos County is home to the town of Taos, Ranchos del Taos, Questa, Red River and two Native American pueblos. It is also home to three of America’s premier ski resorts, including Taos Ski Valley. There are few places on earth that match the splendor of Taos County’s beauty and the creativity of its people. With over 31,000 people, Taos County is a great place to begin a business. The County government is ready to assist entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.

Contact: Michael Trujillo, (575) 737-3850, Email: michael.trujillo@taoscounty.org